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Soledad O’Brien trains lense on police abuse, leads panel discussion at UMass Boston

Soledad O’Brien brought her documentary to UMass Boston, where she led panel discussions with economist and columnist Julianne Malveaux, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous and UMass Boston Associate Professor of Africana Studies Aminah Pilgrim.

Black and Latino Caucus growing in clout, membership

The Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus has undergone a renaissance of sorts, with more members than at any point in its 42-year history and a level of coordination not seen in recent years.

Freedom Trail Celebrates Black History Month

African-American patriots played a vital role in the formation of our country and the start of the American Revolution in Boston.

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce honored D. Thea L. James

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce recently honored Dr. Thea L. James at its annual Pinnacle Awards celebration held last week. James is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine, and president of ...

New book examines blacks and U.S. foreign policy

Ambassador Charles Stith, along with his coeditors from Boston University, Dr. Linda Heywood, Dr. Joshua C. Yesnowitz and Professor Allison Blakely, launched their new book African Americans in US Foreign Policy: From the era of Frederick Douglass to the Age ...

New exhibit sheds light on shadowed West End prison

All but forgotten in the narratives of Boston and the West End, the Leverett Street Jail has an important story that merits examination and remembrance. Keywords: West End prison

CEPR study: Women, minorities pay higher effective social security rate

Improving retirement security was among the many proposals in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message in January. But advocates for older Americans say Obama should ask Congress to strengthen the nation’s principal middle-class retirement support — Social Security ...

City launches Boston Snow Stats

Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined the Department of Innovation and Technology, the Public Works Department and the Office of New Urban Mechanics this week in announcing “Boston Snow Stats,” an online platform for Boston residents to access snow operation information ...

United Independent Party kicks off voter registration drive

The United Independent Party announced the kickoff of its statewide “Civic Engagement and Voter Registration Drive” today.

Children’s Winter Festival returns to Franklin Park February 19

Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department invite families to the Franklin Park Golf Course Clubhouse for the Children’s Winter Festival on Thursday, February 19, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tropical Foods ‘hybrid’ market grows, retains customer base

The store’s slogan is, after all, “The Supermarket for Everyone,” and the new location will allow the store to deliver on this promise.“It is ethnic, but is it also now modern and conventional,” Garry said.

Banner has recorded 50 years of history

The year 2015 marks 50 years of publication for the Bay State Banner — a half century during which the newspaper’s reporters, photographers and contributors recorded the events and ideas that have made history in Boston and beyond. It’s been ...

Business with a social conscience

“What is essential to Argus is to do work that matters, that is our core value and core principle. That leads us to work with organizations that we respect and admire,” Arenas said.

State, federal officials warn of tax scams

Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin today joined the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in warning Massachusetts taxpayers about the rise of telephone tax scams.

BPD complaint process irks Roxbury resident

After a police officer at a construction site screamed at Daniel Cruz in December, 2012, Cruz filed a complaint at Boston’s Area B-2 police station. Two years later, after multiple phone calls and letters to unresponsive police personnel and a ...